USA Women Defeat Australia 79-6, Advance Into Gold Medal Game
Aug. 19, 2011
SHENZHEN, China (USA Basketball) - Elena Delle Donne posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 boards and Skylar Diggins added 17 points to lead the 2011 USA Basketball Women's World University Games Team (5-0) to a 79-67 semifinal victory against Australia (4-1) on Friday night.
Following a day off, the U.S. will play for the gold medal against also unbeaten Taiwan (5-0) on Aug. 21 at 9:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. EDT). Taiwan edged out Sweden (3-2) 71-70 in overtime to advance to the gold medal game. Australia and Sweden will face off Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EDT) for the bronze medal. No matter the outcome, Taiwan is assured of its first medal in World University Games play. Sweden has also never medaled, while Australia has claimed gold once and bronze twice.